Arsenal will miss out on Aaron Ramsey’s peak years if the Wales international is allowed to leave the club next summer, Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham has warned Unai Emery.
The Gunners have ended negotiations with the versatile midfielder over a new contract, with less than eight months to run on his current deal with the north London side.
Given that Ramsey has overcome some difficult injuries and a loss of confidence and form to become an integral member of the Arsenal team, former Manchester United defender Higginbotham questioned why the Gunners would be willing to miss out on his best years.
“It has surprised me,” Higginbotham told Sky Sports. “I think he is an integral part of Arsenal.
“He has been there a long time. There have been a number of new players coming to the football club.
“He is a player probably not even at his peak yet. Potentially his peak years are going to be away from Arsenal.”
The former Cardiff man was a late substitute in Arsenal’s 1-1 stalemate with their top-four rivals Liverpool FC on Saturday evening.